Should You ‘Come To Daddy’ (2019)? – Movie Review

Come to Daddy (2019) is a gruesome family reunion adventure that provides its audience with an unpredictable twist. This thrilling, must see tale has a surprise around every corner. Do you think you can handle it?

Come To Daddy (2019) is directed by Turbo Kid’s (2015) Ant Timpson (read our interview with him here) from a screenplay written by Toby Harvard (The Greasy Strangler 2016). The film stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Maniac 2012), Stephen McHattie (Pontypool 2008, Watchmen 2009), Martin Donovan (The Haunting in Connecticut 2009, The Opposite of Sex 1998) and Michael Smiley (Kill List 2011, The Hallow 2015)


Norval (Elijah Wood) is a millennial who portrays the image of an idealistic life, but his reality is quite dismal. When he gets a letter from his father whom he has been estranged with for thirty years, he has a glimpse of hope. Optimistically, he jumps on a bus to reconnect with his father. Unfortunately, his hope for a happy reunion quickly turns into a nightmarish reality.

Elijah Wood and Stephen McHattie in ‘Come to Daddy’

What I liked about Come To Daddy:

Elijah Wood steals the show! His portrayal of Norval was on point. He had me rolling my eyes at his millennial materialism with the gold iPhone and fake stories of his celebrity-ness. Yet, I felt saddened for him when his attempts to connect were rejected. Later, I found his ferocity to survive mesmerizing.

Come To Daddy is quite unpredictable. It starts going in one direction, and then it takes a complete turn. It isn’t very often a movie surprises me like Come To Daddy did. I love this!

The cinematography was exceptional. It really sets the tone of the film. In the beginning, everything is bright and cheery, reflecting Norval’s excitement and optimism with the opportunity to reconnect with his father. The atmosphere darkens as this meeting turns into a hellish experience. This was so clever!

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What I didn’t like about Come To Daddy:

Overall, the film was quite enjoyable. My complaint with the movie is that the final thrill was over too fast. The beginning of the film has a steady pace like a roller coaster when you are going up that first hill. The second part is that moment of exhilaration when you plummet down that hill. Unfortunately, that part of the ride was way too short!

‘Come to Daddy’ movie poster.

Come To Daddy currently is in limited theatrical release. Check it out for yourself! Stay tuned to PopHorror for all you news, interviews, and reviews!

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